Minimising the risk to wildlife with fauna friendly fencing

Recently a Little Red Flying-Fox was rescued from a barb wire fence by one of our extraordinary ecologists. In Australia barb wire fencing is very popular to keep in large stock and it is estimated that 10 million kilometres are in existence. Unfortunately, most animals that become entangled die and more than 70 Australian species have been identified as regular or occasional victims of this type of fencing. The highest risk animals are nocturnal, such as bats, gliders, and owls who will usually get caught up on the top one or two strands. A higher probability of entanglements can also…

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